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About PimEyes

PimEyes manifesto

Development of the information technologies have created number of challenges regarding personal data protection. Thousands of people have become victims of identity stealing, revenge porn, stalking etc. Those, who violate human rights in such manner have elaborated advanced tools and particular skills to breach private space of ordinary people. We believe that everyone has the right to find themselves on the Internet and protect their privacy and image. Using the latest technologies, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, we help people find their pictures on the Internet and defend themselves against scammers, identity thieves, or illegal usage of their image. That is why we have created PimEyes - a multi-purpose tool allowing ordinary people people to track down their faces on the Internet, reclaim image rights, and monitor their online presence.

We truly believe that it is necessary to democratize facial recognition technology. It should not only be reserved for corporations or governments. We’re proud to say that we have helped thousands of ordinary people in finding their illegally used photos and protecting their privacy.

We act in accordance make no harm principles, therefore alongside with proposed services, we intend to promote media and internet literacy, principles of ethics and values based on internationally recognized human rights standards as the part of our social responsibility to contribute implementation of ethical practice of using PimEyes technologies.

About the brand

PimEyes is a face recognition search engine that has been created to be available to everyone. The technology that integrates the facial recognition mechanism with a search engine was designed in 2017.It is now being developed as an advanced self-monitoring, self-protection, and self-image management tool.

Why do we charge people for using PimEyes?

Our top priority in PimEyes is to provide our customers with a high-quality service without selling their data to other entities (e.g. for ads). As you can see on our website, we don’t display any external ads and we care about our customers’ privacy. That is why instead of divulging their data, we charge them for our services, namely for what is most valuable: information about websites that have published their photos and the possibility to access these websites and source images.

Why do we allow searching only for the user’s own face?

Before a user performs a search, we require them to accept the Terms of Service and agree to use a photo of their own face in accordance with our Privacy Policy. We desire people to use our service knowingly - PimEyes is designed to monitor the individual’s own image.

We want our service to be used in a manner that does not affect the rights of third parties (personal rights, copyrights) and generally applicable principles of international law. That is why in our search results there are website addresses, not personal data (because the users know who they are). This is also one of the reasons why we don’t search social media.

We have mentioned the requirement for users to limit searches to their own faces in the Terms&Conditions, Privacy Policy, and consent form that they need to accept before they receive their results. It is important for us that users do not overlook this significant condition.

How we operate

Searching for
Public Information Only

We search only the open web and sites that allow crawling their data. That means we do not search social media, private accounts, or look for any information that is available only for registered users.

Not Surveilling

We are a self-investigative tool that allows people to search for publicly available information about themselves. PimEyes is not intended for the surveillance of others and is not designed for that purpose.

Fighting against

We help people find and identify crimes directed against them like catfishing, nonconsensual pornography, or identity thefts. We also give our users the tools to take action against their abusers.

Providing Links,
Not Controlling Them

We provide links to external websites, however, we are not responsible for the content presented on them. By delivering links in the search results we do not endorse these external websites or their practices.

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